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#1 noah

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:03 PM

Are you familiar with any apps for computers or cell phone that can calculate your rate of speech? I am interested in some  thing that can tell how fast I am speaking. I tend to talk to fast so I something concrete to tell me how fast I talk



#2 Dr. Mahler

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:18 AM

There is acoustic software that can calculate rate but there is an easier way to calculate rate.   Read a passage for 1-2 minutes.  Find a stable/representative 15 seconds and then count the number of syllables and multiply by 4.  That will give you the number of syllables/minute and you can compare over time.

 

Have you tried increasing loudness to normal loudness levels?  That technique has been shown to reduce rate as well.

 

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Dr. Mahler


Leslie Mahler, PhD, CCC-SLP

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University of Rhode Island




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